The Hidden Art : Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Self-Taught Artists from the Audrey B. Heckler Collection

The Hidden Art : Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Self-Taught Artists from the Audrey B. Heckler Collection

The Hidden Art : Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Self-Taught Artists from the Audrey B. Heckler Collection

Description

The Hidden Art reveals for the first time an exceptional trove of contemporary and historic artworks by an exemplary roster of international self-taught artists from the collection of Audrey B. Heckler. Heckler, who has been building her extensive collection with the highest criteria of quality and rigor since the early 1990s, is celebrated for having an acute instinct for exquisite works. This volume presents exceptional examples of some of the most recognisable artists of the field, including Henry Darger, Bill Traylor, Martin Ramirez, Adolf Wolfli, Aloise Corbaz, William Edmondson, Thornton Dial, Howard Finster, Morris Hirshfield, Nek Chand, and Achilles Rizzoli. The Hidden Art explains the breadth and significance of Heckler s collection within the context of the field of self-taught art. Elegant yet engaging, this comprehensive volume will be treasured by a wide audience of art lovers, artists, and artisans alike.

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